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Just wondering?

Discussion in 'Cats - all breeds / types' started by KittyTales, Jan 20, 2006.

  1. KittyTales

    KittyTales New Member

    How many pairs of chromasones do cats have?And since(I'm not sure if this it true) a cornish rex is a mutated cat breed does it have more chromasones than normal cats?
  2. TabbyLover

    TabbyLover New Member

    "These chromosomes are arranged in pairs: 19 pairs in a cat, 23 pairs in a human. It is these 38 chromosomes that contain the 'blueprint' for the individual cat."

    "The Cornish Rex gene: straight or curly coat -
    The wild allele, R, is dominant and produces a normal straighthaired coat. The mutation, r, is recessive and produces the very short curly coat, without guard hairs, of the Cornish Rex. "

    I'm not going to pretend to be a geneticist and totally understand all of the part about the Cornish Rex, but I think the answer to your question is that there are always the same number of chromosomes - a gene mutation does not an extra chromosome make. Each chromosome carries tons and tons of genes, and the mutation is in the genes.

    (I got those quotes from http://www.tenset.co.uk/catgen/catsofad ... lor.html#1 )

    P.S. Does anybody know how I can mutate my cats into liking the new cat bed I bought them? They're acting like it's haunted or something!! :x
  3. coppersmom

    coppersmom New Member

    Maybe you could put some catnip on the bed? I think I've seen it in a spray.
  4. TabbyLover

    TabbyLover New Member

    Grrr...........I put cat nip in the bed a couple times this weekend.

    Ninja went in right away both times, rolled around in it, ate it, and then snuffled the ground all around it like a bloodhound to make sure he didn't miss any. Oh, he also boxed Tobey's ears for good measure so that he couldn't have any.

    As soon as all the cat nip was gone, he was off like a shot!

    Every time I buy something at the pet store (besides litter & food of course) I promise myself never to do it again. They ignore all toys, they think the turbo scratcher is boring, etc etc. All they want to do is destroy my bedroom furniture instead!! GRRRR!!!! :x :roll:
  5. coppersmom

    coppersmom New Member

    :lol: That's funny. I know you didn't mean for it to be, but thanks for the laugh!! :eek:
  6. Cassie

    Cassie Active Member

    TabbyLover, cats dont often take right to the turbo scratcher. Booger (my baby) will play with it now and then but if I put a walmart bag over half of it and push the ball hard so that it hits the bottom of the bag, she hops in the bag and plays and plays and plays. She seems to like to stalk/attack the ball through the bag.
  7. TabbyLover

    TabbyLover New Member

    Coppersmom: Anytime I'm good for a laugh is a good time! :y_the_best:

    Cassie: that's right, I've seen your cute pics of that. I'll have to give it a try. Thanks :)

    I awoke this morning at 4 AM to the sound of an evil cat scratching the bottom of my mattress, by the way.
  8. vene

    vene New Member

    Yep, Milo does that as well when he wants food or attention at 4 or 5AM. :roll: I've contemplated many times on waking him up in the middle of his nap as pay back but has never done it. :mrgreen:

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